John Neal & Amanda Swan Neal

John Neal’s 364,000 ocean miles over 44 years include 28 years of conducting 190 worldwide sail-training expeditions aboard Mahina Tiare, a Hallberg-Rassy 46 detailed on http://www.mahina.com . He is author, co-author, or contributing author of 16 books. John and his wife Amanda annually spend six months at sea, sailing 10,000 miles. Their seminars incorporate the latest information, techniques and resources.

Amanda Swan Neal’s 324,000 ocean miles include completing the Whitbread Around the World Race as rigger aboard Maiden, two Sydney-Hobart Races and seven Cape Horn roundings. She has worked as a rigger and sailmaker in England, Australia and New Zealand. Additional experience includes coaching women’s international sailing teams and tall ship sail-training. She has instructed aboard Mahina Tiare II & III since 1994 and is author of The Essential Galley Companion plus 120 magazine articles.